Suspected smuggled cigarettes seized from Wisbech business

Some of the seized tobacco

Some of the seized tobacco

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Thursday 12.45pm: Nearly 2,000 cigarettes which are thought to have been smuggled into the country were seized from a business in Wisbech yesterday (Wednesday).

Cambridgeshire police officers took the tobacco from a premises on Blackfriars Road, Wisbech.

The 1,900 cigarettes and 26 tobacco pouches were seized on suspicion of non-payment of duty/forgery.

HM Revenue and Customs are aware of the investigation.